ike_turner.jpgIke Turner went to see the preacherman on December 12. I wanted to acknowledge that before the year was over. I was never one of his greatest fans, but a lot of the 60s material is still damn good. Known more as an abusive bastard than as a musician these days, we would do well to remember the great music he created, as a pioneer of rock’n roll in the early 50s, and especially as an Rn’B powerhouse in collaboration with his force-of-nature wife Tina in the 60s and early 70s — the music from those years is by far the best of both of their careers.
Ike Turner’s website. BBC obituary. Great appreciation from Tom Breihan.